Uganda’s scheduled reopening of the economy in January 2022 hangs in the air after the confirmation of the Omicron variant in the country.
According to the latest news, 9 cases of the COVID 19 Omicron variant have been confirmed.
All these cases were confirmed from the samples taken from passengers who accessed the country through Entebbe International Airport.
This variant was first detected in South Africa and Botswana.
It has brought up a great concern amongst doctors and other health officials.
This is due to its ability to mutate highly and rapidly which makes the virus more transmissible and less susceptible to the available vaccines.
For now, the Ministry of health hasn’t yet come out to issue a statement and the way forward about this new variant.
Ugandans have already taken to social media to express their disappointment.
Majority of these are so expectant about when the economy will be reopened.
Some have even started accusing the concerned sources of spreading this propaganda to keep them under another lockdown.
The president however in his recent addresses maintained that the economy will be reopened no matter what.